Linear A Bronze Age Script - Short History

Linear A Bronze Age Script - Short History

Linear A and linear B are two Bronze age scripts discovered by Arthur Evans in Minoan Knossos, in the island of Crete.

It is believed that linear B, used for the Mycenaen Greek language, evolved from linear A, despite the fact that the exact relationship between the two scripts remains unclear.

Linear A inscriptions findings are mainly engraved on clay tablets, but also engraved or painted on seals, vases and altars. Linear A is believed to have evolved from Cretan hieroglyphs and is still not deciphered, as the language related to this script, the Minoan language is not known to us.

It is believed that it was used for both religious and administrative functions, such as goods inventory and economic transactions.

Posted on 2018-04-25 Symbols & Findings -...

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